8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Toronto

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Valkmusa National Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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